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1) Natural Geography

Geography
 

BASOTHO GEOGRAPHY STATS

Area > Comparative
slightly smaller than Maryland

Area > Comparative to US places
slightly smaller than Maryland

Area > Land

30,355 sq km

[136th of 238]

Area > Land (per capita)

14.263 sq km per 1,000 people

[103rd of 227]

Area > Total

30,355 sq km

[146th of 250]

Area > Total (per capita)

14.263 sq km per 1,000 people

[108th of 231]

Area > Water

0 sq km

[227th of 239]

Area > Water (per capita)

0 sq km per million people

[214th of 225]

Capital city with population

Maseru - 170,000,

Climate
temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers

Coastline

0 km

[268th of 271]

Elevation extremes > Highest point

Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m

Elevation extremes > Lowest point
junction of the Orange and Makhaleng Rivers 1,400 m

Forested Land

0.5%

[186th of 193]

Geographic coordinates

29 30 S, 28 30 E

Geography > Note
landlocked, completely surrounded by South Africa; mountainous, more than 80% of the country is 1,800 m above sea level

Irrigated land

30 sq km

[157th of 196]

Irrigated land (per capita)

16.667 sq km per million people

[151st of 167]

Land area > sq. km

30,350 km²

[135th of 206]

Land area > sq. km (per capita)

16.91 km² per 1,000 people

[81st of 206]

land border lengths > J-L > Number of neighbours

1

[15th of 16]

land border lengths > J-L > Total Borders

909 km

[11th of 16]

Land boundaries > Border countries

South Africa 909 km

Land boundaries > Total

909 km

[122nd of 166]

Land boundaries > Total (per capita)

427.126 km per million people

[46th of 164]

Land use > Arable land

10.87%

[105th of 258]

Land use > Other

89%

[115th of 258]

Land use > Permanent crops

0.13%

[178th of 258]

Largest city

Maseru

Largest city population

297,000

[126th of 174]

Largest city population (per capita)

0.146 per capita

[88th of 174]

Largest city with population

Maseru - 170,000,

Location
Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa

Map references
Africa

Maritime claims

none (landlocked)

Natural hazards

periodic droughts

Natural resources
water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone

northernmost point > Latitude

28°34'S

Population density

70.15 people per sqkm

[121st of 256]

Population density > people per sq. km

59.14 people/m²

[124th of 204]

Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land

445.41 people/km² of arable lan

[67th of 188]

Surface area > sq. km

30,350 km²

[137th of 206]

Surface area > sq. km (per capita)

16.91 km² per 1,000 people

[83rd of 207]

tallest mountains > Mountain

Thabana Ntlenyana

Terrain
mostly highland with plateaus, hills, and mountains

 

SOURCES CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; FAO; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia; List of land border lengths ; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia; List of countries by northernmost point ; Heal The World Foundation.; Wikipedia; List of tallest mountains by country

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Environment
 

BASOTHO ENVIRONMENT STATS

Adjusted savings; net forest depletion > % of GNI

1.42 % of GNI

[13th of 57]

Adjusted savings; particulate emission damage > % of GNI

0.29 % of GNI

[95th of 165]

Areas under protection

1

[143rd of 146]

Areas under protection (per capita)

0.492368 per 1 million people

[130th of 146]

CO2 Emissions

209.6

[164th of 178]

CO2 Emissions (per capita)

0.1032 per 1,000 people

[159th of 176]

CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating

3

[33rd of 75]

Current issues
population pressure forcing settlement in marginal areas results in overgrazing, severe soil erosion, and soil exhaustion; desertification; Highlands Water Project controls, stores, and redirects water to South Africa

Forest area > % of land area

0.26 % of land area

[190th of 195]

Forest area > sq. km

80 km²

[179th of 195]

Forest area > sq. km (per capita)

44.574 km² per 1,000 people

[188th of 195]

Freshwater withdrawal

0.05

[118th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural

20%

[117th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic

40%

[15th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial

40%

[8th of 124]

Groundwater withdrawals

0

[100th of 188]

International agreements > Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

International agreements > Signed but not ratified
none of the selected agreements

Known breeding bird species

123

[129th of 146]

Known breeding bird species (per capita)

60.5613 per 1 million people

[23rd of 146]

Known mammal species

33

[137th of 145]

Known mammal species (per capita)

16.2482 per 1 million people

[56th of 145]

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day

3,122.73 kg/day

[85th of 115]

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day per worker

0.16 kg per day per worker

[63rd of 115]

PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter

53.84 mcg/m³

[61st of 185]

Protected area

0.2

[143rd of 147]

Threatened species

9

[133rd of 158]

Threatened species > Mammal

2

[151st of 160]

Total renewable water resources

5.2 cu km

[15th of 31]

Water pollution, chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.72 %

[84th of 114]

Water pollution, clay and glass industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.14 %

[62nd of 112]

Water pollution, food industry > % of total BOD emissions

39.68 %

[65th of 114]

Water pollution, metal industry > % of total BOD emissions

1.21 %

[69th of 94]

Water pollution, other industry > % of total BOD emissions

2.29 %

[57th of 107]

Water pollution, paper and pulp industry > % of total BOD emissions

4.04 %

[82nd of 111]

Water pollution, textile industry > % of total BOD emissions

51.32 %

[4th of 114]

Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.59 %

[77th of 114]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC; World Resources Institute; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; ; Jacaranda Atlas; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho



2) Human Geography

Age Distribution
 

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 1990

Age and sex distribution for the year 1990

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 1995

Age and sex distribution for the year 1995

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2000

Age and sex distribution for the year 2000

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2003

Age and sex distribution for the year 2003

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2005

Age and sex distribution for the year 2005

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2010

Age and sex distribution for the year 2010

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2020

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020

Lesotho Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050

Source US Census Bureau July 17, 2003


Labor

 

Compensation of employees > % of expense

37.86 %

[21st of 97]

Compensation of employees > current LCU

1219300000

CPIA building human resources rating

3.5

[41st of 75]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 10-14

20.73

[41st of 89]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19

42.35

[64th of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24

71.59

[96th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29

76.5

[118th of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34

77.08

[121st of 165]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39

76.86

[122nd of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44

75.15

[127th of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49

73.03

[116th of 163]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54

69.64

[107th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59

65.54

[69th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64

60.25

[47th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus

43.69

[39th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 10-14

27.51

[31st of 92]

Economic activity > Men aged 15-19

48.81

[74th of 164]

Economic activity > Men aged 20-24

87.62

[40th of 166]

Economic activity > Men aged 25-29

97.36

[16th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 30-34

98.07

[29th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 40-44

97.59

[42nd of 163]

Economic activity > Men aged 45-49

96.91

[54th of 167]

Economic activity > Men aged 50-54

95.47

[38th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 55-59

92.53

[39th of 167]

Economic activity > Men aged 60-64

88.38

[22nd of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus

72.52

[17th of 162]

Economic activity > Women aged 10-14

13.85

[49th of 89]

Economic activity > Women aged 15-19

35.81

[66th of 164]

Economic activity > Women aged 20-24

55.32

[116th of 166]

Economic activity > Women aged 25-29

55.68

[120th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 30-34

56.21

[120th of 167]

Economic activity > Women aged 35-39

57.08

[117th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 40-44

54.52

[117th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 45-49

52.2

[108th of 161]

Economic activity > Women aged 50-54

47.19

[108th of 166]

Economic activity > Women aged 55-59

42.01

[82nd of 167]

Economic activity > Women aged 60-64

35.63

[62nd of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus

20.95

[55th of 167]

Economically active children, female

27.52 %

[15th of 34]

Economically active children, male

34.18 %

[13th of 34]

Economically active children, study and work

82.44 %

[12th of 34]

Economically active children, study and work, female

89.86 %

[9th of 34]

Economically active children, study and work, male

76.45 %

[14th of 34]

Economically active children, total

30.85 %

[14th of 34]

Economically active children, work only

17.56 %

[23rd of 34]

Economically active children, work only, female

10.14 %

[26th of 33]

Economically active children, work only, male

23.55 %

[21st of 34]

Employees, agriculture, female > % of female employment

45.1 %

[7th of 86]

Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment

65.6 %

[1st of 86]

Employees, industry, female > % of female employment

13.4 %

[51st of 86]

Employees, industry, male > % of male employment

16.6 %

[78th of 86]

Employees, services, female > % of female employment

30.9 %

[77th of 86]

Employees, services, male > % of male employment

17.2 %

[80th of 86]

Employment in agriculture > % of total employment

56.5 %

[4th of 94]

Employment in industry > % of total employment

15.2 %

[81st of 94]

Employment in services > % of total employment

23.2 %

[86th of 94]

Female economic activity

47.4%

[101st of 156]

Female economic activity growth

2%

[81st of 156]

Firing cost > weeks of wages

44.3 weeks of wages

[72nd of 164]

force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64

48.71 %

[137th of 184]

force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64

73.8 %

[160th of 184]

force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64

59.83 %

[159th of 184]

force, female > % of total labor force

44.49 %

[67th of 184]

force, total

633,701.2

[144th of 184]

force, total (per capita)

0.353 per capita

[168th of 184]

Labor force

838,000

[34th of 132]

Labor force (per capita)

468,810.14 per million people

[21st of 131]

Labor force > By occupation
86% of resident population engaged in subsistence agriculture; roughly 35% of the active male wage earners work in South Africa

Labor force > By occupation > Industry and services

14%

[18th of 22]

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Date

June 14, 2001

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Minimum age

15

[76th of 146]

Parental leave > Unpaid maternity leave

12 weeks

Regulation

45

[88th of 123]

Regulation > Employment Conditions

51

[104th of 123]

Regulation > Firing

25

[93rd of 123]

Regulation > Hiring

58

[36th of 123]

regulations > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

17.57 %

[9th of 39]

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention > Ratifications > Date

October 31, 1966

Rigidity of employment index

35

[88th of 166]

Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment

44.1 %

[52nd of 174]

skills > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

29.73 %

[7th of 38]

Unemployment rate

45%

[4th of 107]

Unemployment, female > % of female labor force

47.1 %

[1st of 95]

Unemployment, male > % of male labor force

30.7 %

[3rd of 95]

Unemployment, total > % of total labor force

39.3 %

[1st of 101]

Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24

58.5 %

[2nd of 77]

Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24

37.9 %

[2nd of 77]

Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24

47.4 %

[2nd of 77]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$

17,000,000 $

[111st of 149]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP)

11.721 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[42nd of 166]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per capita)

9.472 $ per 1,000 people

[84th of 167]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$

327,000,000 $

[85th of 156]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP)

225.465 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[5th of 165]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per capita)

182.196 $ per capita

[33rd of 167]

Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$

6,948,424 BoP $

[84th of 115]

Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

4.791 BoP $ per $1 million of

[58th of 142]

Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

3.871 BoP $ per 1,000 people

[81st of 143]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database; Economic activity rate and economically active population, by sex, thirteen age groups, 1950-2010 (ILO estimates and projections) are data from the International Labour Union (ILO). Source details; ILO, Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, fourth edition, diskette database (Geneva, 1997). The latest set of estimates and projections covering the period 1950-2010 (4th edition) was released by ILO in December 1996. These data are updated every five-ten years by ILO and a new set of these data is in preparation; calculated on the basis of data on the economically active population and total population from ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia; Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ; Wikipedia; Parental leave ; The World Bank Group The original methodology and data come from The Regulation of Labor, by Juan Botero, Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. When using the data, please also cite this paper as a reference.; The World Bank Group The original methodology and data come from The Regulation of Labor, by Juan Botero, Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. When using the data, please also cite this paper as a reference; Wikipedia; Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


People

 

African countries by population density > area

30,355

[42nd of 56]

African countries by population density > pop. dens.

73

[17th of 56]

African countries by population density > population

2,207,954

[40th of 56]

Age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population

0.78

[43rd of 185]

Age structure > 0-14 years

36.8 %

[71st of 225]

Age structure > 0-14 years

36.9

[75th of 226]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females

372,840

[135th of 225]

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total

35.3%

[71st of 227]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males

377,784

[136th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years

57.6

[166th of 226]

Age structure > 15-64 years

58.3 %

[160th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females

649,981

[144th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

59.8%

[155th of 227]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Males

621,687

[145th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over

4.9 %

[126th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females

63,540

[139th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total

5%

[128th of 227]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males

42,348

[143rd of 225]

Birth rate

24.41 births/1,000 population

[73rd of 226]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of rural

53

[31st of 52]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of total

51

[40th of 56]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of urban

41

[44th of 52]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of female

14

[32nd of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of male

19

[31st of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of poorest 20%

18

[33rd of 43]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of richest 20%

14

[22nd of 43]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of rural

18

[34th of 42]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of total

17

[32nd of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of urban

11

[28th of 42]

Chinese population

1,000

[77th of 127]

Chinese population (per capita)

49.237 per 100,000 people

[68th of 126]

CPIA social protection rating

3

[40th of 75]

Death rate

22.33 deaths/1,000 population

[3rd of 226]

Education expenditures

13 % of GDP

[1st of 55]

Ethnic groups
Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%

Female population > Age 10-14

128,633

[136th of 224]

Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.36

[24th of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19

125,754

[140th of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

6.22

[7th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24

111,419

[140th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

5.51

[11th of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29

84,135

[142nd of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

4.16

[56th of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34

53,045

[146th of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

2.62

[217th of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39

46,130

[145th of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.28

[204th of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44

48,233

[145th of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

2.39

[159th of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49

45,618

[145th of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

2.26

[147th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54

38,242

[144th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.89

[136th of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59

31,147

[143rd of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.54

[122nd of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64

23,123

[143rd of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

1.14

[127th of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69

18,893

[142nd of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.93

[131st of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74

16,579

[139th of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.82

[114th of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79

12,502

[137th of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.62

[108th of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84

11,464

[136th of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.57

[106th of 224]

Gender development

0.521

[108th of 141]

Male population > Age 10-14

129,451

[140th of 224]

Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.4

[30th of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19

126,655

[140th of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

6.26

[9th of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24

112,282

[141st of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

5.55

[13th of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29

90,627

[142nd of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

4.48

[38th of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34

62,107

[146th of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

3.07

[191st of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39

46,412

[146th of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.29

[212nd of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44

40,042

[150th of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

1.98

[203rd of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49

32,706

[151st of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

1.62

[192nd of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54

25,049

[151st of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.24

[187th of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59

20,633

[151st of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.02

[182nd of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64

16,444

[151st of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

0.81

[170th of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69

13,586

[146th of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.67

[159th of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74

11,449

[144th of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.57

[135th of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79

8,062

[138th of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.4

[126th of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84

6,364

[137th of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.31

[118th of 224]

Median age > Female

21.8 years

[154th of 224]

Median age > Male

20.6 years

[163rd of 224]

Median age > Total

21.2 years

[159th of 224]

Nationality > Adjective

Basotho

Nationality > Noun
Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural)

Percentage living in rural areas.

82%

[9th of 193]

Percentage living in urban areas

18%

[189th of 199]

Persons per room

2.1

[6th of 60]

Population

2,128,180

[142nd of 242]

Population > CIA Factbook

2,128,180

[142nd of 240]

Population > Note
estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)

Population ages 0-14 > % of total

38.59 %

[58th of 185]

Population ages 15-64 > % of total

56.15 %

[140th of 185]

Population ages 65 and above > % of total

5.26 %

[90th of 185]

Population growth > annual %

-0.18 annual %

[179th of 195]

Population growth rate

0.129%

[189th of 235]

Population in 2015

1,744

[145th of 225]

Population, female > % of total

53.5 %

[6th of 190]

Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates

10 Mar 1992

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories

21 Aug 1990

Rural population

1,459,147

[117th of 193]

Rural population (per capita)

0.813 per capita

[13th of 194]

Rural population growth > annual %

-0.4 annual %

[145th of 193]

Sex ratio > 15-64 years

0.96

[173rd of 223]

Sex ratio > 15-64 years

0.96 male(s)/female

[183rd of 224]

Sex ratio > 65 years and over

0.67 male(s)/female

[185th of 223]

Sex ratio > At birth

1.03 male(s)/female

[198th of 223]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > 15–65

0.94

[196th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > at birth

1.03

[202nd of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > over 65

0.66

[186th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > total

0.95

[183rd of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > under 15

1.01

[203rd of 215]

Sex ratio > Total population

0.96 male(s)/female

[168th of 224]

Sex ratio > Under 15 years

1.01 male(s)/female

[204th of 224]

Total fertility rate

3.13 children born/woman

[69th of 225]

Total Population

2,022,331

[145th of 227]

Total population > Age 10-14

258,084

[140th of 224]

Total population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

12.76

[29th of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19

252,409

[140th of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

12.48

[8th of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24

223,701

[140th of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

11.06

[12th of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29

174,762

[142nd of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

8.64

[44th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34

115,152

[146th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

5.69

[212nd of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39

92,542

[146th of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

4.58

[209th of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44

88,275

[146th of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

4.37

[180th of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49

78,324

[149th of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

3.87

[166th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54

63,291

[148th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

3.13

[159th of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59

51,780

[147th of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

2.56

[152nd of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64

39,567

[147th of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

1.96

[146th of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69

32,479

[144th of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

1.61

[141st of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74

28,028

[139th of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

1.39

[121st of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79

20,564

[137th of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

1.02

[114th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84

17,828

[138th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.88

[112nd of 224]

Total Population > Female

1,035,811

[142nd of 227]

Total Population > Male

986,520

[145th of 227]

Urban population

335,621.8

[157th of 195]

Urban population (per capita)

0.187 per capita

[182nd of 196]

Urban population growth > annual %

0.79 annual %

[154th of 195]

Urbanization

29

[173rd of 204]

Urbanization in 1975

10.8%

[152nd of 164]

Urbanization in 2015

38.9%

[135th of 164]

Women > Adult literacy rate females as a % of males

129

[1st of 144]

Women > Antenatal care coverage %

85

[75th of 133]

Women > Contraceptive prevalence %

30

[128th of 170]

Women > Life expectancy females as a % of males

118

[2nd of 173]

Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted

550

[39th of 166]

Women > Skilled attendant at delivery %

60

[127th of 172]


SOURCES Wikipedia; List of African countries by population density ; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNICEF; University Libraries, Ohio University; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center ; Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects; The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies; United Nations Secretariat and United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Compendium of Human Settlement Statistics 2001 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.01.XVII.5), Compendium of Human Settlement Statistics 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XVII.11) and United Nations, Compendium of Human Settlements Statistics 1983 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E/F.84.XVII.5); World Development Indicators database and CIA World Factbook; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects; The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects; http;//esa.un.org/unpp; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts; Wikipedia; Sex ratio ; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center Spanish Statistical Institute; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects; The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights (ESA/P/WP.173, 20 March 2002); UN (United Nations). 2002. World Urbanization Prospects; The 2001 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Mortality
 

Death rate, crude > per 1,000 people

25.39 per 1,000 people

[2nd of 195]

rate, adult, female > per 1,000 female adults

817.38 per 1,000 female adults

[3rd of 185]

rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults

853.11 per 1,000 male adults

[2nd of 185]

rate, infant > per 1,000 live births

102.3 per 1,000 live births

[16th of 187]

rate, under-5 > per 1,000

131.8 per 1,000

[28th of 187]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Immigration
 

immigrant population > Immigrants as percentage of state population

0.334

[184th of 195]

immigrant population > Number of immigrants

6,000

[177th of 195]

immigrant population > Percentage of total number of immigrants in the world

>0.01%

International migration stock > % of population

0.33 %

[193rd of 205]

International migration stock, total

5,886

[189th of 205]

Net migration

-36,000

[112nd of 180]

Net migration (per capita)

-20.058 per 1 million people

[152nd of 185]

Net migration rate

-0.78 migrant(s)/1,000 populati

[114th of 225]

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

39

[139th of 151]

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum (per capita)

21.717 per 1 million people

[130th of 162]

Refugees > Convention on refugees

14 May 1981 a

US visa lottery winners

0 US visa lottery winners

[168th of 178]

US visa lottery winners (per capita)

0 US visa lottery winners

[168th of 176]


SOURCES Wikipedia; List of countries by immigrant population ; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations Treaty Collection; US Department of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho

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